A co-operative venture by the rural poor
Analyses an innovation in rural development, whereby groups of landless labourers are helped to invest in irrigation equipment and provide a service to farmers, whose holdings may be so dispersed as to make mechanized irrigation technology impractical.
Geof D. Wood
Dr Geoffrey Wood is a Reader in Sociology and the Director of the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Bath, UK. He has had a quarter of a century's overseas research experience, notably in Bangladesh and India.